The Hall originally started as the Old Mitchel Hall and the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) Main Hall. CCE later became the Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) in 1992. The CCE Complex Hall was officially established in 1982 in the following manner. The Hall initially accommodated Adult Learner students of the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) as well as the direct young entrants to the University.
The Hall in addition to female students housed on the two floors of the Main Building Complex, also housed male students in four (4) Blocks, i.e. Nsubuga, Sepuya, Bamugye and Semakokiro that were later renamed Blocks, AA, BB, CC and DD (now Psychology Block).
The complexity of the Hall was further compounded by the fact that it belonged to both the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) as well as the Office of the Dean of Students, who each had a percentage of students to be accommodated by then.
The Main Building Complex Block was originally constructed in 1969 out of a 600,000 pounds grant from the Danish Government.
Currently, Makerere University C.C.E. Complex Hall is one of the three Halls of Residence on Campus accommodating female students. The hall is comprised of four (4) isolated blocks namely, Main Block, AA Block, BB Block and CC Block. The hall has accommodation capacity of 393 students categorized into 148 government residents, 235 private students; and ten (10) Students with Disability’s guides/helpers.
The Hall also acts as a centre of attachment for Government Non-Resident and Private Non-Resident students. .
The students decided to call themselves the Crocodiles because of the continued flooding that occurred at Front of the hall following heavy down-powers. Owing to ther association to the Old Mitchel Hall, the “Crocodiles” formed a strong solidarity with the New Mitchell Hall Residents (Rats) known as “Mitchllex”.
Warden, CCE Complex Hall